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BMc
Hello all,

I have been wracking my brain over this issue for hours and think I have
determined that it isn't a java issue with the menu, but rather an issue
with the CSS of the element that contains it. Has anyone ever seen a
menu split like this before when you run the cursor over the menu items,
the submenu is all the way across the screen! And even better yet...if
you have, do you remember what you did to fix it??

My brain and my exhausted eyes will be ever so grateful. Thank you for
taking the time to look.

site address:

http://myweb.fltg.net/users/bethmcge...4/sample4.html
Feb 25 '08 #1
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BMc wrote:
<snippage>
As far as Opera, as soon as they even reach 3% of the browser share, I
will spend my time including them in my focus group. I have it, am
not impressed and think they should devote more of their time
becoming compliant.
Um, Opera is one, if not the most, compliant browser you can find. Your
Ie's will fail this test dramatically. Safari finally gets it right, but
is also a small band of users.

http://www.webstandards.org/action/acid2/
My client has a lot to say and a scrollable box is the most efficient
way to do it without making the whole body of the site run on forever
which I do hate so. I'm on the web all the time and I don't mind
scrollable boxes.
The problem is users are used to vertical scrolling using the browser's
own scrollbar, but not used to noticing one somewhere in the middle of
the content area. Possibly not a large percentage, but how much, how
many, are you willing to give up for some esthetic reason?
(Who does these web polls on user preferences anyway??) I test it in
IE7, IE6, Safari and Firefox, and since AOL dropped Netscape, I am
tempted to drop looking it over in that browser as well.
You should add Opera to that mix. Yes, Netscape is old. <g>
I would love to use Percentages for my text, but then I run into
issues with inheritance. Just another headache. Since this is a
simple site, I will implement percentages in my final work up and see
if there's trouble.
...and those IE users with poor vision? If you just allow the inheritance
to do the work for you, as shown on my fontsize page, you don't have to
worry. Stop thinking "pixel-perfect", it isn't achievable.
Please tell me you will have some breakfast today and get out of bed
with a smile on your face Beau. I really love that you take the time
to look things over and critique. I just hope you are happier than
you sound when reading your posts. Thank you again.
Bacon and eggs, yum. I am actually a very happy person; I just tend to
type concisely. Saves paper that way.

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Feb 26 '08 #2

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BMc <be******@yahoo.comwrites:

<snip>
>... and a scrollable box is the
most efficient way to do it without making the whole body of the site
run on forever which I do hate so. I'm on the web all the time and I
don't mind scrollable boxes.
Just a single data point, but they drive me mad. I'd much rather have
a long page. I scroll by moving my finger up and down the edge of my
touch pad, but if a scrollable box comes along and happens to be under
my cursor, then *that* scrolls, rather than the page. I have to start
taking note of where the cursor is on the page: out of the box if I
want to scroll the page, or in it if the page is kept short by means
of one.

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Ben.
Feb 26 '08 #3

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Ben Bacarisse wrote:
BMc <be******@yahoo.comwrites:
>>... and a scrollable box is the
most efficient way to do it without making the whole body of the site
run on forever which I do hate so. I'm on the web all the time and I
don't mind scrollable boxes.
Please remember that it's not about you, but your client's visitors.
Will they not mind, either? And how do you know?
Just a single data point, but they drive me mad. I'd much rather have
a long page.
Me too, but for different reasons than you.
I scroll by moving my finger up and down the edge of my
touch pad, but if a scrollable box comes along and happens to be under
my cursor, then *that* scrolls, rather than the page.
I scroll completely by keyboard - page up/down keys, arrow keys, and the
spacebar. Scrolling divs are pretty inaccessible. :(

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Berg
Feb 26 '08 #4

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